The last time Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin visited Phoenix International Raceway, he was only two races away from accomplishing what no other driver had been able to achieve since NASCAR brought into play the Car of Tomorrow.
Scott will always be remembered as the man who prepared the way for future generations of minorities in stock car racing. But what we should never forget is this. Wendell Scott was at heart simply a racer.
The Daytona 500 may still be months away, but fans, media and the drivers themselves are already gearing up for the 2011 season. After the wild ride that we took in 2010, how could next year possibly compare?